Bubba Watson wins Masters
By Jim Hagerty
AUGUSTA, Ga.— Thirty-five-year-old Bubba Watson held off a surging, young Jordan Spieth to win his second green jacket in three years at the Augusta National Golf Club Sunday, April 13.
Watson entered the third round the 36-hole leader and appeared well on his way to his second Masters title. However, after a bogey at the par-4 third hole, it looked like the former Georgia Bulldog was in for a long day.
Watson then fired off four birdies and finished three under on the front nine. Watson bogeyed the 10th, carded pars on 11 and 12 and birded 13. He finished with a 69 on the day and an 8-under-par 280 for the tournament.
Spieth, 20, and Jonas Blixt knocked on the door all afternoon, yet Watson’s driver and stellar touch around the greens was too much for the field
Spieth, who was trying to become the youngest Masters winner, was tied with Watson at -5 going into the final round. Spieth finished tied with Blixt at 5 under for a share of second.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, 50, finished fourth. Fifty-four-year-old Fred Couples—the 1992 champion—began the day in the hunt before finishing with a share of 20th.